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Porsche Tennis Grand Prix

Porsche Tennis Grand Prix

Stuttgart, GERMANY
Apr 24 - Apr 30
TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Cup

TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Cup

Istanbul, TURKEY
Apr 24 - Apr 30
GP SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem

GP SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem

Rabat, MOROCCO
May 01 - May 06
J&T Banka Prague Open - Prague, Czech Republic

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Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC
May 01 - May 06
Mutua Madrid Open

Mutua Madrid Open

Madrid, SPAIN
May 06 - May 13
Internazionali BNL d'Italia

Internazionali BNL d'Italia

Rome, ITALY
May 15 - May 21
Volvo Car Open

Volvo Car Open

Charleston, USA
Apr 03 - Apr 09

Tournament Info

Tier: Premier
Prize Money: $710,900
Surface: Clay
Director: Bob Moran
The Family Circle Cup has a rich history on green clay that dates back to 1973, the year all of women's professional tennis was united in becoming the WTA. It is the largest women's-only tournament in the world, and Family Circle magazine is the longest running title sponsor in men's or women's pro tennis.

At its maiden staging in Hilton Head, South Carolina, the Family Circle Cup was the first women's tennis event to offer $100,000 in prize money and the first to be broadcast on network TV. It moved to Amelia Island, Florida, in 1975, back to Hilton Head in 1977 and settled in its current home of Charleston in 2001.

The Family Circle Cup's list of champions reads like a roster of all-time greats, with names such as Tracy Austin, Jennifer Capriati, four-time winner Steffi Graf, Justine Henin, Martina Hingis, Conchita Martínez, four-time champ Martina Navratilova, Gabriela Sabatini, Arantxa Sánchez-Vicario, three-time titlist Serena Williams and Venus Williams. Chris Evert was the most dominant, collecting a tournament-record eight titles.

The Original 9, the nine players who signed $1 contracts with World Tennis publications publisher Gladys Heldman in 1970 to compete in what would become the Virginia Slims Series, reunited at the Family Circle Cup's 40th anniversary in April 2012. One of them, Billie Jean King, had the stadium court named after her.
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Previous Winners

Year Draws Singles Doubles
2017 Daria Kasatkina Bethanie Mattek-Sands / Lucie Safarova
2016 Sloane Stephens Caroline Garcia / Kristina Mladenovic
2015 Angelique Kerber Martina Hingis / Sania Mirza
2014 Andrea Petkovic Anabel Medina Garrigues / Yaroslava Shvedova
2013 Serena Williams Lucie Safarova / Kristina Mladenovic
2012 Serena Williams Lucie Safarova / Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
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  • WTA Top Ten

    April 09, 2017
    Check out the WTA Top Ten Players after Monterrey and Charleston
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  • Under The Sea At The Charleston Player Party

    April 04, 2017
    Venus Williams, Jelena Jankovic and Elena Vesnina are just a few of the players who hit the South Carolina Aquarium for the Volvo Car Open player party. Who had the best moves under the sea?
  • Vesnina & Gavrilova's Iconic Photoshoot In Historic Charleston

    April 04, 2017
    Elena Vesnina and Daria Gavrilova took to the heart of historic Charleston for the Volvo Car Open's Iconic Photoshoot.
  • Riske Visits Joint Base Charleston

    April 07, 2016
    Before the start of play at the Volvo Car Open, Alison Riske visited the Joint Base Charleston. See the best pictures, right here!
  • Kerber & Petkovic's Iconic Photoshoot

    April 06, 2016
    Andrea Petkovic and Angelique Kerber, a pair of former Volvo Car Open champions, traded the green clay for the sand at Charleston's Iconic Photoshoot.
  • Charleston: Aquatic Adventure

    April 04, 2016
    The WTA hit the South Carolina Aquarium for the Volvo Car Open player party - who had the best moves under the sea? See for yourself…
  • The Week Sania Mirza Became No.1

    April 13, 2015
    Take a look back at the week that led up to Sania Mirza becoming the first Indian woman ever to reach No.1 in tennis - check out a dozen of the best images right here.
  • McHale Visits Joint Base Charleston

    April 08, 2015
    WTA Rising Star Christina McHale visited Joint Base Charleston, touring a military aircraft and meeting navy and air force personnel - see all of the coolest pics right here.
  • 22 Great Party Looks From Charleston

    April 06, 2015
    Lollipops, bunny ears, kings, queens, Batman, a scary pirate... check out 22 of the best looks from a star-studded - and wacky - player party at the Family Circle Cup!
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Previous Winners

Year Draws Singles Doubles
2017 Daria Kasatkina Bethanie Mattek-Sands / Lucie Safarova
2016 Sloane Stephens Caroline Garcia / Kristina Mladenovic
2015 Angelique Kerber Martina Hingis / Sania Mirza
2014 Andrea Petkovic Anabel Medina Garrigues / Yaroslava Shvedova
2013 Serena Williams Lucie Safarova / Kristina Mladenovic
2012 Serena Williams Lucie Safarova / Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
2011 Caroline Wozniacki Sania Mirza / Elena Vesnina
2010 Samantha Stosur Liezel Huber / Nadia Petrova
2009 Sabine Lisicki Bethanie Mattek-Sands / Nadia Petrova
2008 Serena Williams Ai Sugiyama / Katarina Srebotnik
2007 Jelena Jankovic Zi Yan / Jie Zheng
2006 Nadia Petrova Lisa Raymond / Samantha Stosur
2005 Justine Henin Conchita Martínez / Virginia Ruano Pascual
2004 Venus Williams Virginia Ruano Pascual / Paola Suárez
2003 Justine Henin Virginia Ruano Pascual / Paola Suárez
2002 Iva Majoli Lisa Raymond / Rennae Stubbs
2001 Jennifer Capriati Lisa Raymond / Rennae Stubbs
2000 Mary Pierce Virginia Ruano Pascual / Paola Suárez
1999 Martina Hingis Elena Likhovtseva / Jana Novotna
1998 Amanda Coetzer Conchita Martínez / Patricia Tarabini
1997 Martina Hingis Mary Joe Fernandez / Martina Hingis
1996 Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario Jana Novotna / Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario
1995 Conchita Martínez Nicole Arendt / Manon Bollegraf
1994 Conchita Martínez Lori McNeil / Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario
1993 Steffi Graf Gigi Fernandez / Natasha Zvereva
1992 Gabriela Sabatini Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario / Natasha Zvereva
1991 Gabriela Sabatini Claudia Kohde-Kilsch / Natasha Zvereva
1990 Martina Navratilova Martina Navratilova / Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario
1989 Steffi Graf Hana Mandlikova / Martina Navratilova
1988 Martina Navratilova Lori McNeil / Martina Navratilova
1987 Steffi Graf Mercedes Paz / Eva Pfaff
1986 Steffi Graf Chris Evert / Anne White
1985 Chris Evert Rosalyn Nideffer / Pam Shriver
1984 Chris Evert Claudia Kohde-Kilsch / Hana Mandlikova
1983 Martina Navratilova Martina Navratilova / Candy Reynolds
1982 Martina Navratilova Martina Navratilova / Pam Shriver
1981 Chris Evert
1980 Tracy Austin
1979 Tracy Austin
1977 Chris Evert
1975 Chris Evert
1973 Rosie Casals
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